Tag: War on Yemen

French Middle East Policy & Its Utilitarian Role in Nuclear Talks

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: After the conclusion of French weapons deal with the UAE, we witnessed a wave of internal and external critiques which assessed the French military attitude contrary to human rights attitude of the European Union, but due to some reservations, the European Union affiliated institutions remained tight-lipped in this respect.
Dr. Abbass Sarvestani, Graduated in European Studies, Tehran University

Perspective; Turkey & Saudi Arabia Relations

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that Ankara needs to organize its economy through changing her regional inclination as well as to convergence with those countries it has had political challenges, an analyst on Turkey affaires said:” it seems that Turkey and Saudi Arabia can take steps towards sorting out some of their differences of opinion”.

Riyadh’s New Policy within the Context of Saudi Regional Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, saying that Saudi Arabia, while trying to reduce tensions with countries in the region, is reconsidering its foreign policy, noted: Under the current situation, internal issues and proclamation of the monarchy have gained more importance for Mohammad bin Salman, and we are witnessing more defensive policy on the part of Saudi Arabia..

Objectives & Motivations of Bin Salman Regional Tour

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Regional tour of Mohammad Bin Salman to five countries of Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar (Persian Gulf Cooperation Council members) is considered to be the most important political, economic and security momentum of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the last days of 2021. It is also interpreted as a remedial measure for fragile situation of Saudis at the regional and world levels. It should be noted that one of the objectives of Mohammad Bin Salman was to consult with the authorities of littoral Arab states of Persian Gulf and to make a consensus to confront some of the regional as well as the global issues such as Yemen, Iran, JCPOA revival, etc.
Hamid Khoshayand, Expert of Regional Issues

Strategic Aspects of Macron’s Persian Gulf Tour

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Paris, saying that with Macron’s regional tour of the region, the French presence in the region will be more prominent in the political and military dimensions, added: The positions and movements of the French president in the region aims to influence the French presidential elections next spring.

Factors Influencing Normalization of Ankara’s Relations with Abu Dhabi and Riyadh

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkey’s relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia are moving towards normalization, and the main reason is primarily political; because the series of developments that caused tension in their relations have become completely ineffective today.
Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert on international affairs

US Objectives Behind Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Its Strategic Implications in Yemen War

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Director General for Middle East Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that weapons that the United States sells to Saudi Arabia have been effective in preventing Ansarollah’s advance, but does not determine the fate of the Yemen war, noted: Biden has backtracked on what he had claimed in his first foreign policy speech, based on ending all support for offensive operations in the Yemen war, including arms sales to Saudi Arabia with an aim of ending the war.

Saudi targets, motives in holding fifth “Davos in the Desert” conference

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Saudi affairs, referring to Saudi Arabia’s approach to investment in new areas of technology, said: Holding the conference on “Future Investment Initiative” and the number of those invited, is an attempt by the Saudi leaders to induce the return of Saudi Arabia to the period of stability and security.

Reasons & Consequences of Withdrawal of US Defense Systems from Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Saudi affairs, explaining the reasons and consequences of the withdrawal of US defense systems from Saudi Arabia, said: Realizing the formal end of US support for its regional policies, especially under the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia has concluded that it will have to pay heavier costs if it continues its adventurous policies.

Strategic Importance of Ma’rib Liberation

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa and Middle East affairs, referring to the escalation of the conflict in Ma’rib, said that liberation of that important and strategic province of Yemen is nearing a sensitive stage.

Recognizing Ansarollah by the US and the termination of the Yemen war?

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Recognizing Ansarollah by the US government is one of the main developments of the Yemen case. Recently, U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking during a speech in the meeting of the NCUSAR (National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations), announced that the US recognizes the Houthis as a legal party and a group with many achievements in Yemen and this group alone is not responsible for violence and is part of an Arab coalition. Alongside the US, the British government has also recognized Ansarollah.
Barsam Mohammadi—Analyst of international issues

G-7 Statement, An instrument for Psychological warfare at world range

Strategic Council Online- Although the joint Statement issued by G-7 foreign ministers is the declaration of position on their common foreign policy, which is not very important from this point of view, but from paradigm point of view, as it plans to harbor a self-made notion at this historical juncture of the world, it requires to be paid attention meticulously by thinkers and to prevent the conceptual idea made by its interpretation.
Aabed Akbari, Expert on International Affairs

Strategic consequences of Saudi U-turn in the region

Strategic Council Online- It was March 26, 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition over-all air raids of the regional countries launched against Yemen called Operation Decisive Storm. The US and Israel played logistic role plus supplying weapons and equipments in the war. The operation was supposed to finish within a few weeks, achieving tangible results and pre-determined objectives.
Barsaam Mohammadi, international analyst.

Ups and Downs of Cooperation, Divergence between UAE & Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran, referring to the reasons for the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Yemen, stressed: Given that the two countries are in different situations and have different points of view, their alliance is questionable and it is possible that their past relations in the region will totally fade away.

The uneven path of Biden presidency

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of US affairs says the Biden administration has not yet made an achievement in many domestic areas such as consolidating social cohesion, restrictions concerning the use of weapons and racial discrimination especially in the police structure.

Strategic targets behind Saudi military agreements with Greece

Strategic Council Online – Note: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in his visit to Saudi Arabia signed two agreements on military cooperation between the two countries. According to the signed document, Greece is supposed to deliver one of the Patriot missiles received from the United States to Saudi Arabia, a move that could be the result of Saudi Arabia’s failure against Yemeni missiles and drones. The US-made Patriot anti-aircraft systems will be used to protect Saudi Arabia’s most important oil facilities, and the Greek systems will be used to protect other important military bases in that country. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has been under the burden of missile and drone strikes by the Yemeni armed forces and has never been able to thwart those attacks with its own defense systems.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs

Signs of Shift in Balance of Power in Yemen War

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the latest political and military developments in Yemen, said that the current developments in Yemen have serious distinctions compared to the developments of the last 6 years, which are indicative of new events.

Internal Unrest, Potential for Major Socio-Political Developments in Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.